Gabriella Cilmi took the 2008 ARIA awards by storm taking six awards including Single of the Year, Best Female Artist, and Breakthrough Album.

Below are the nominees for with the winners highlighted in italic bold:

HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE
Delta Goodrem - In This Life
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me - (WINNER)
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back
The Veronicas - Untouched
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up

HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM
David Campbell - The Swing Sessions 2
Delta Goodrem - Delta  - (WINNER)
Guy Sebastian - The Memphis Album
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
Tina Arena - Songs of Love and Loss

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This
Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over
Mia Dyson - Struck Down
The Audreys - When The Flood Comes - (WINNER)
The Waifs - Sun Dirt Water

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Hi-5 - Planet Earth
Jay Laga'aia - Come Dance And Sing
Justine Clarke - Songs To Make You Smile
The Fairies - Fairy Fun, Fun, Fun
The Wiggles - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - (WINNER)

BEST DANCE RELEASE
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Mobin Master - Show Me Love
Pnau - Pnau
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back
The Presets - Apocalypso - (WINNER)

BEST URBAN RELEASE
A-Love - Ace Of Hearts
Bliss ‘n Eso - Flying Colours - (WINNER)
Katalyst - What's Happening
Muph & Plutonic - ... And Then Tomorrow Came
Spit Syndicate - Towards The Light
The Herd - Summerland

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Ben Lee - Ripe
British India - Thieves
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul - (WINNER)
Lior - Corner Of An Endless Road
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia

BEST MUSIC DVD
Hilltop Hoods - City Of Light
Paul Kelly - Live Apples
Powderfinger/Silverchair - Across the Great Divide - (WINNER)
The John Butler Trio - Live At Federation Square
Wolfmother - Please Experience Wolfmother

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
Faker - Be The Twilight
Gyroscope - Breed Obsession
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Living End - White Noise - (WINNER)

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Clare Bowditch - The Moon Looked On
Jimmy Barnes - Out In the Blue
Katie Noonan - Skin
Robert Forster - The Evangelist
The Panics - Cruel Guards - (WINNER)

BEST POP RELEASE
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned - (WINNER)
Kylie Minogue - X
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up

BEST COMEDY
Akmal - Akmal Live and Uncensored
Matt Tilley - Gotcha Calls Three's a Crowd
Merrick & Rosso - Live and Totally Wrong!
Shaun Micallef -The Expurgated Micallef Tonight: The Very Best of Shaun Micallef's Short-Lived but Brilliant Tonight - (WINNER)
The Umbilical Brothers - Don't Explain

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Catherine Britt - Little WildFlower
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - (WINNER)
Melinda Schneider - Be Yourself
Sara Storer - Silver Skies
The McClymonts - Chaos and Bright Lights

BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM - SINGLE
Angus & Julia Stone - The Beast
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me - (WINNER)
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Panics - Don't Fight It
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST - ALBUM
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned - (WINNER)
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive
Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro

BEST GROUP
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This
Faker - Be The Twilight
Silverchair - If You Keep Losing Sleep
The Living End - White Noise
The Presets - Apocalypso - (WINNER)

BEST MALE ARTIST
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul
Nick Cave - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! - (WINNER)
Paul Kelly - To Her Door (Live)
Pete Murray - Summer At Eureka
Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Clare Bowditch - The Moon Looked On
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned - (WINNER)
Holly Throsby - A Loud Call
Kylie Minogue - X
Missy Higgins - Peachy

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Faker - This Heart Attack
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me - (WINNER)
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Living End - White Noise
The Presets - My People

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Living End - White Noise
The Presets - Apocalypso - (WINNER)